by Sarah M. Eden
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Pub Date 07 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 21 Mar 2023
Shadow Mountain Publishing, Shadow Mountain
Hearts collide when a sheriff’s daughter asks a hardened US Marshal to join her fight for justice and rid a small town of her corrupt father.
US Marshal John “Hawk” Hawking is one of the most respected lawmen in the West—a fair but firm man of principle and decisive action—so when a telegram arrives from the small town of Sand Creek warning him of a death threat against him, he immediately begins an investigation.
Posing as a farmer, Hawk heads to Sand Creek, a town ruled by a violent and corrupt sheriff who uses his position to menace, exploit, and tax the townspeople to the point of starvation. Only one person is trying to stop him—Liesl, the sheriff’s own daughter. When she meets the self-assured and attractive new farmer, John, she hopes he might help her in her long and lonely fight for justice.
John is completely unfazed by Sheriff Hodges’s attempts at intimidation, and Liesl is quickly swept up by Hawk’s courage and integrity. Just as quickly, Hawk finds himself falling for Liesl’s strength and bravery, as well as her grace and beauty.
When Liesl discovers that John is not who he claims to be, she feels betrayed. Despite her lingering distrust of Hawk, Liesl agrees to work with him to enact a dangerous plan that will put the criminals away forever. Liesl must put her life, and her heart, in the hands of this lawman if she has any hope of saving her family and her town.
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This book was alright. It felt like it was lacking the familiar SME magic I’ve come to love from her. Their connection although immediate didn’t feel deep enough in the beginning and the relationship fell flat. Although I loved the drama and not knowing 100% who to trust. But I’ll read it again and that always makes a good book.
As always I applaud Sarah for weaving a beautiful story. I have been patiently (somewhat) waiting on this book for a few years. I first confirmed with Sarah about 3 years ago that Hawk would be getting his story soon and she came through but this story is beyond my wildest dreams for this hero. I adore Liesl and Hawk and their story fits them perfectly.
I am sure if I had to note anything bad when it comes to this book it would be the kissing scenes left a little to be desired. But knowing Sarah and her writing I completely understand and to have 5 kissing scenes in a book is huge for her.
I can't wait to see what comes next in Savage Wells. Ensio? Mr. Larsen? Andrew (because I firmly believe he deserves his own HEA)? Or any number of people in or around Savage Wells.
this was one of my most anticipated read. i was waiting to read this even before it was announced. always wanted to see Hawk getting his Happily Ever After 🥺
this book was beautiful. so much was happening but character was loveable specially both main characters 🧡
Sarah M. Eden is one of my most favorite authors and i love almost all of her books and she didn't disappoint with this one either.
Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the copy.
You can’t go wrong with Sarah Eden
Sarah Eden’s books are all excellent and this one continues the trend. I really had a hard time stopping to do anything else. I just wanted to keep reading. Hawk is a US Marshall in Wyoming and has worked tirelessly to bring peace to his assigned area with the deputies working under him. He knows the area and its people. Then he suddenly receives an anonymous telegram telling him that there is a plan to get rid of him. All he knows is that it came from the north. Liesl is the daughter of Sheriff Hodges, a man who uses his office to harass, steal, beat, frighten and worse, all those in his town. Liesl has tried to help and protect the townspeople but it is becoming more difficult and always puts her in personal danger. Her father does not play favorites. When Hawk arrives, undercover, in her town, Liesl is worried that he will also be in danger. As the truth about what is happening in the town slowly comes out, Liesl will have to decide what she is brave enough to sacrifice to help others. And Hawk must decide if there is room for anyone in his life and if it’s worth the risk. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the copy. This is my review and all thoughts are my own.
Sarah Eden has done it again! This was absolutely fantastic. The plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were well-developed; complex, and intriguing. I highly recommend this beautiful telling of the power of love. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.
This was my favorite installment from this world. The story was incredible and I couldnt put it down. Definately a must read.
This is a sweet clean western romance. The language is a little much. Did they really talk like that? "Silly Sidewinders" all over the place. It was a good story. It flowed well. I loved to see these two soften towards each other. The end was a little odd. I am not sure that it all made sense. Spoiler (Why would her father come out in the open like that in a town filled with men trying to arrest him)
So a sweet story. If you like a sweet western this is for you.
No religion. Some western violence shoot outs.
An unlikely pair finds love in the heart of Wyoming.
I like a good Western, especially its roughness. It provides plenty of opportunities for character development. How people deal with adversity tells a lot about what they are made of.
In Wyoming Wild, the main characters are honorable, a bit flawed, but utterly loveable. A rusty Sheriff goes undercover to a small town trying to unravel a plot to assassinate him and ends up falling for the bad guy's daughter.
I've seen it done before, but I felt this heroine was exceptional because she was vulnerable yet strong. As a result, the hero could be protective without diminishing her character.
The assassination plot brings adventure to the narrative and does not overshadow the romance, which is heart-warming and full of chemistry.
Another good one by Sarah Eden. I always enjoy her books.
The versatility with which Sarah writes is incredible!
Wyoming Wild swept me off my feet and took me on a joyful ride in the wild west of Wyoming. Would I recommend this book? Undoubtedly.
I'm not usually a giant fan of wild west stories and romances, but she made me a lover of the Wyoming wild with this one!
If you loved Hawk in The Sheriffs of Savage Wells, this is the book for you.
He goes under cover to figure out an assassination plot on himself and find a weak link in his territory. What he finds is a Sherriff's daughter who is spunky and fearless as she tries to undermine her father and his friends.
Sarah M Eden is a wordsmith who can weave a tale worthy of Hollywood and the old westerns. Her characters have depth and are real to the reader. This book is a romance and an adventure with twists and turns along the way. The ending to the adventure was unexpected with the expected happily ever after.
We are introduced to new, thrilling characters and are reacquainted with old friends. All in all this a book worthy of purchase and a regular return to read again.
Lisel is a strong and worthy heroine and Hawk is Hawk, trying to navigate new feelings and adventures with someone he cares about on the line. A little vulnerability for this Western Hero.
I received an early copy of this book from the publisher through netgalley and this is my honest review.
The dedication for this book is epic. So there's that. But there is a lot more too. I started reading the book last night but finally had to go bed when I was about 3/4 of the way through. And then I spent the night dreaming about the story. What was Hawk going to do? How would they catch the bad guys? My mind kept trying to dream the ending. When I woke up I couldn't really figure out what I dreamed would happen but it made me all the more anxious to finish reading today. I don't usually dream about the books I read but I did this one.
The story is exciting and dramatic with strategy and shootouts as well as tender moments. The romance is kinda slow burn and I don't think either Hawk or Liesl knew what to do with their feelings for the other. Most especially Hawk who thought he could never have love because of his job as a U.S. Marshall. That made him wary and Liesl confused... The intrigue was complicated making it difficult to figure out who the bad guys really are. I mean, some are obvious but we know that there has to be more to it.
Both these characters are brave, bold and have great integrity. I loved how they both wanted to fight for right in their own ways and eventually worked together in the hopes of succeeding.
I enjoyed seeing the other characters from Savage Wells. Some that we've seen before played a notable part in this story and I would love to see them get their own stories eventually.
The story is well written and a very much an enjoyable read.
*I received a complimentary ARC of this book through NetGalley and voluntarily chose to review it.
This may be one of my new favorite novels! Sarah Eden really captures and builds a story about a young woman deciding to do what she feels is right despite family ties. Lisel is the daughter of a corrupt Sheriff and she is determined to keep the community safe. This is a beautiful story of family issues, conflict, questioning what is right versus wrong, and acting upon that decision. There is also a clean and cute love story involved. This novel definitely piques my interest to read other works by Eden.
Another Savage Wells story, this time around featuring Hawk and Liesl as they attempt to bring down her corrupt sheriff father. This book really worked for me, I thought the story was tight. Sarah M. Eden definitely had a specific plot and her characters well in mind from beginning to end, and I think it lent to a well paced and tense story without getting bogged down with too much. The action was well balanced with more tender and personal interactions between the two leads. I liked that Liesl, even when she was deceived, was not embittered, she is still reasonable and willing to trust. I think this might have been my favorite Savage Wells story actually, and hope it's not the end for this Wyoming town and it's loyal residents. I received an ARC from the publisher and Netgalley for an honest review.
This was such a fun, entertaining, clean Western romance story! The story had just enough action and romance that it kept me turning pages as fast as I could. I loved seeing the romance blossom between Hawk and Liesl, It was also fun to revisit some favorite characters in Savage Wells from the previous books set in this little town.
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of the wild west mixed with their clean romance stories!
Thank you to NetGalley, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and Sarah M. Eden for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for my honest opinions!
Her father's the sheriff, but he's bad news - violent and corrupt. Liesl loves her community, despises the injustice, but alone she does all she can do by sounding quiet warnings to those in danger. When she overhears his plot to kill a US Marshal, she risks her life to get a warning out by telegram.
When the famed Marshall Hawking reads the message, he's not surprised at yet another death threat, but at the whispered insinuations of a prisoner that there's a lawman in his jurisdiction on the wrong side of justice. He heads to Liesl's town undercover in order to gather information, but he stumbles on a network of corruption even he didn't imagine possible.
The home she grew up in didn't let her trust men easily. His work didn't allow him to trust his heart. They made mistakes in their friendship along the way and started to learn how to lean on each other. I enjoyed the pace of the story from undercover to trial, and the suspense as the mystery unfolds. Plus, you'll get a good western showdown!
This is the third book in the Savage Wells series. I haven't read the previous two, but that didn't hinder understanding in this one. (Although I'm gonna go back and read the others now!)
Wyoming Wild took me for a ride in the wild west. Sarah Eden's storytelling was so vivid it left me dreaming about shoot-outs and heists after finishing the book. Marshall Hawks has met his match with Liesl. She is quite the firecracker. From start to finish this story kept the adventure going until the guns stopped blazing. With a crooked set of law men set in a tiny town in the corners of Wyoming and some feisty characters, this story has everything a western should have. Sarah Eden's regencies drew me to her as an author but man these wild west stories bring her writing to a whole new level.
While this book is the third in the Savage Wells series, it can be read as a stand-alone. Readers new to this series will miss some of the in-story jokes, but enough background is given to catch new readers up.
Hawk's story has been eagerly anticipated by Sarah M. Eden fans and it did not disappoint. The action starts off in the first chapter and keeps right on moving. Hawk is brilliantly matched with a true heroine in Liesl Hodges who has courageously worked behind her father's back to save her townspeople from her father's corruption. She finds a champion when Hawk arrives to investigate.
I read this book in one sitting because I simply couldn't put it down. On a side note, make sure to read the dedication. It is truly one of a kind!
This series has by has great female characters. Liesl is strong and determined to do what’s right even though it might cost her everything. And Hawk is a great hero of the west.
While this isn’t my favorite of Sarah M Eden’s series’, it’s still an enjoyable read with a unique story.
Thank you NetGalley for the e-arc.
The Savage Wells series just gets better and better with each book!
This book by far had the most action and suspense, with a lot of those “old West” elements you are familiar with. I kept wondering and guessing at how everything would work out, and really enjoyed all the plotting and action-packed moments the characters did/had. I loved all of it from the first to last page.
Returning to the town of Savage Wells is always as fun and interesting as it’s occupants are. Sarah M. Eden has a beautiful way of creating that hometown feel and showing the importance of community. I’ll gladly be reading any future book based in or around this great town in the late nineteenth century Wyoming Territory. And let’s not forget the amazing amount of research Sarah puts into her books. That is something I personally appreciate a lot, when you can tell an author has really done their research and it just enriches the story.
And let’s not forget about the sweet romance between Hawk and Liesl. It had a bit of instant-love, but also felt like an enemies-to-lovers sometimes, to “you’re saving my life how can I not love you?” vibe. Basically it was golden and the tension and chemistry between these two was wonderful. Hawk’s was the story I didn’t know I needed until this book.
Wyoming Wild is the perfect read for anyone looking for some good old West action with the perfect amount of clean romance. Now I’ll just be excitedly waiting for the next installment in this great series!
This was my first book by Sarah M Eden. The book had a lot of action and excitement that kept it engaging. And there were many characters that were easy to root for, especially Liesl.
I did feel at times that the dialog was a bit uneven with characters either saying something that sounded too modern or leaning a bit too heavily into the old west dialect.
I was drawn to the book by the title. So I was a bit disappointed that there wasn’t much detail about the setting. Certainly, there were plenty of wild things going on in this book to justify the title. But I would have loved a few vivid descriptions of the area and the towns.
Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for making this ARC available.
What a fun throw back into the wild Wyoming West! I loved revisiting Hawk and others, while meeting new characters. It just keeps me wanting more! I'll have to go back and read them all again. Thank you for an amazing story to escape into.
Wyoming Wild, by Sarah M. Eden, takes place in the year 1876. John Hawking spends his days fighting crime as a U.S. Marshall. He wants the territory of Wyoming to be a safe place to live and raise your family. Hawk thinks he will accomplish this end by clearing out the criminal element!
Lisel Hodges has been living under her father’s autocratic rule her entire life. As the sheriff of Sand Creek, her father’s firm rule has touched many lives and not often in a positive way. After Lisel hears that her father and his friends are planning to kill a specific U.S. Marshall, she sneaks a message out of town by telegraph. Upon receiving this warning, John shows up in Sand Creek, along with his deputy, posing as a farmer trying to build a new life. He has no idea what to expect or who is intent on ending his life!
After Hawk meets Lisel, neither how their lives are about to change. Lisel and her mother are moved to a safer location; however, everyone soon learns that no place is as safe as you would hope. The Marshall soon discovers that someone in his inner circle may be adding to the danger!
Hold tight to see a major confrontation by the final page of this tale!
Sarah Eden does it again! I am amazed that each story she writes is always interesting and even captivating. Wyoming Wild is a sequel to The Sheriffs of Savage Wells and Healing Hearts. Our beloved US Marshall, Hawk, just found out that there is a plot to assassinate him. The problem is he doesn't know by whom or where they might strike. After some investigation, he ends up in the small town called Sand Creek with his Deputy Marshall, Paisley. Liesl, the sheriff's daughter, is trying hard to protect the residents of the town from her own crooked father. She finds friends in Paisley and Hawk and try to figure out exactly what is going on in the town. I really enjoyed this book, with all the mysteries and suspense that comes with it. It was a very enjoyable read, which was only enhanced by characters you already know and love. Definitely recommend this book. It can be read as a stand alone or as the 3rd book in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are voluntary and unbiased and are entirely my own.
This was such a fun read. This being my first read by the author, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I definitely wasn’t disappointed! This book has great story pacing, character arcs, and witty banter and vulnerable moments. Loved this western romance with a touch of suspense!
Thank you to NetGalley and the author for an eARC of Wyoming Wild. A positive review was not required, only my honest opinion. All thoughts are expressly my own.
Wyoming Wild sucked me right in and I couldn't put it down until I was done! I loved the mystery and that the characters grew throughout. One of the things that pulls me right into Sarah M. Eden's books is the depth of her research. I went to a writing conference several years ago where she did a workshop and discussed researching for historical novels. I could see that research shining through in this story. The pacing and tension were wonderful (and stressful--in a good way) as well! And, of course, I loved seeing characters from the first two books again!
Thank you to NetGalley for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
I was so happy to return to Savage Wells, Wyoming. This is populated with amazing lawmen and notable townspeople. John Hawkings “Hawk” has such a strong sense of duty to protect the people and the territory that you definitely want him to be there if there is anything illegal or troubling. Bad guys beware! Hawk is coming for you!
Bravo to Liesl Hodge. She has had to help families escape the wrath and underhanded dealings of her father, Sheriff Hodges for years. While she has had to develop grit and a backbone of steel, she is still a wonderful, caring person. The difficult situation of standing up for justice will cause her to lose everything if Hawk and his deputies can’t protect her. The action that takes place in the last part of the book played out in my mind like the classic western movies I have seen, but with a twist. I loved it!
Besides the dedicated and emotionally distraught John Hawkings, the character I loved getting to know more about was Tansy. She is slightly eccentric, but one plucky woman who is very matter of fact when it comes to living in a place such as Savage Wells. I loved how she helped when she was needed and acted as though it wasn’t a big deal.
I highly recommend this book, and while it can be read as a standalone, seeing the characters from the other two books made this so much richer. I am extremely hopeful there will be additional books in the series.
Thank you to NetGalley an eARC of Wyoming Wild. A positive review was not required. All thoughts are my own.
Sarah M Eden is a master at what she does. She has been and continues to be one of my favorite authors. Winning wild is a beautiful story about a girl who has to battle between family loyalty or doing what’s right and putting a stop to her Father’s crimes. I was quickly sucked into the story and couldn’t put it down until the very end. Definitely remind!
This is the third book in this series and I really enjoyed this one. This book which centers around Marshal Hawking did not disappoint. I loved this one especially the mystery was good and Leisel was a fun strong character to Hawk. I got lost in this book and enjoyed every last word.
Okay wow! I love Savage Wells and I love Hawk and I loved this story! It was so good! It was intense and fast paced and I really didn’t think everything was going to be resolved in time. But it was! And it was so fun to get to know Hawk. I’m really sad that we didn’t get his actual backstory though. Like who was he before he was a marshal? But even without that, it was fabulous! And Liesl was such a lovable character!
*I received an ARC from NetGalley and all opinions are my own.*
I started reading this book without realizing, somehow, that it was a continuation of the Savage Wells series! I read and enjoyed the first two books, and was thrilled to see these characters again.
Liesl lives in Sand Creek, a small town in Wyoming, where her father is the sheriff and rules over the populace with menace and intimidation. Along with his accomplices, Sheriff Hodges hatches a plan to assassinate US Marshal Hawking, which Liesl overhears and tries to stop by sending an anonymous telegram to Savage Wells, where Marshal Hawking is headquartered. Once he learns of the plot, Hawk and his deputy, Paisley, head to Sand Creek undercover to learn more. Liesl becomes friendly with the two of them, known to her as siblings John and Mary Butler, and feels betrayed when she learns their true identities, but they all remain determined to end the tyranny in Sand Creek.
This story also has a hefty dose of romance, not the spicy kind as it is a "proper" romance, but it is sweet and satisfying to see Hawk meet his match in a woman. I really enjoyed the book overall and did not guess at who the "traitor" was (I guessed wrong, actually) so the mystery element was successful. Tansy is a great character so I was happy to see her again! The pace is fast and the characters are lovable as ever.
Thank you to Sarah M. Eden, Shadow Mountain Publishing, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this ARC!
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
oh, to be in one of those historical romances...
An entertaining book, likeable characters, and an action-packed western story with a romance.
From what I've read, this is the third book in the Savage Wells series. I must say I suspected it but I'm also happy to say that Wyoming Wild can be read as a standalone. Everything related to the west can with me and this book is no exception! Meets the expectations of every reader 100% And for my first time reading something by this author, it was really an enjoyable experience.
This is a book with more mystery-suspense than romance, well, the romantic parts were there but they were necessary for the love development of Leisl and Hawk. Our patience is tested before their approaches and the longing comments they throw at each other! Every time there was a part where they were alone, I would get nervous, completely waiting to see what would happen.
The main characters, especially Hawk, are well written, you can understand their reasons for committing certain acts, and you can even understand them on a personal level.
I don't know if this counts as slowburn but don't expect them to kiss or get naked in the first few chapters. If you're looking for something more passionate and fast, you won't find it here.
This. This book is absolutely fabulous!!! It’s totally nuzzled its way in as one of my favorite books—which is hard to do. I just can’t even explain why it’s so good. Wyoming Wild doesn’t come out until March, and I thought it would take me some time to actually get to it. Nope. Once I started, I was sucked in where I HAD to read it in one go. It was THAT good! Hawk and Liesl were adorable. Her story sure tugged at my heartstrings.
I was completely engrossed in the story till the very end. 😍😍 It was exciting, adventurous, romantic, and such a fun read. I know we have to wait months till it’s out in the world, but it’s worth the wait. Trust me. If you like historical westerns and Sarah M Eden, I really think you’d enjoy this one.
It’s part of a series and I had only read book one myself, Sheriff of Savage Wells, before starting this one. You get enough of a background that you could pick this up by itself and keep up with the story. Still…you could also read all three books because why miss out? I’m planning on reading Healing Hearts (Book 2) asap because of that same reason.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
When waiting for something good you cannot wait too long! Is that a saying in English? It is in Swedish, and it sure is true about Hawk's story in the Savage Wells series by Sarah M Eden! Book two in this series came in 2019 and that is how long we have waited for this book no. three to be released and let me tell you this, you won't be disapointed. Such a great story of John "Hawk" Hawking working as a US marshal in Wyoming, determined to make it a safe place for the people living there.
When he discovers really bad things going on he sets out to find out who's behind it and set a stop to it. He brings his depity Paisley O'Brian and they front as brother and sister when they arrive in the small town of Sand Creek buying an abonded farm.
The local sheriff's daughter Liesle Hodges turns out to be both a friend and an allied in the fight against the evil having a hard grip on the region. But can good people win over those that have no qualms what so ever about what to do to gain their gaols of ruling everything? Through in tender feelings between those involved and the stakes get even higher.
This five star story sure keeps you on your toes all the way and you are one lucky reader if you have the fortune to have this book coming your way.
I was really excited to hear Sarah M Eden was adding a third book to the Savage Wells series. I really enjoyed watching John Hawking aka "Hawk" progress, and getting to know his character better. He was introduced earlier in the Savage Wells books, and I had liked his character, so it was really nice to get his story.
After receiving an anonymous telegram about a plot to assassinate him, Hawk goes undercover with his Deputy Paisley O'Brien from book one, in the town Sand Creek as brother and sister, John and Mary Butler. They make it their mission to find out who sent the telegram and who planned to kill Hawk.
If you like the Wild West, a bit of romance, and a suspenseful plot, you will love this book! I certainly did.
I was slow to the boat on Sarah M. Eden's western series, but after reading the first one, I was hooked! ( That seems to be the way it is with her writing). This book did not disappoint!
Wyoming territory can be very dangerous, and when Hawk received a telegram about his impending assassination, things get interesting.
Liesl has been bullied and abused by her father all her life. She has tried to help the people in her town, but she has had enough. Can she save herself, her mother, and her town?
This book has it all, intrigue, romance, and true wild west action.
This book was a fun visit back to the wild western world of nineteenth-century Wyoming. I enjoyed getting to visit the familiar characters in Savage Wells. Leisl may just be my favorite of all the heroines in this series so far! She and Marshal Hawking had a sweet relationship and the storyline of the book flowed well. I went in with high expectations, and while they weren't entirely met (Ms. Eden, we need more kissing scenes! Stop trying to get out of writing them!), it was still an enjoyable read.
Thank you to NetGalley, the Author, and the publisher for an advanced copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This book hit ALL the right notes. I’ve been a fan of Hawk since The Sheriff of
Savage Wells, and I’ve been angling for his story ever since. Sarah tells a beautiful story with loads of heart. I really loved it! I can’t wait for the hard copy to come out somewhat I can read it again. (Also, could we please get a book for Ensio?!)
Many thanks to Shadow Mountain and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are my own.
This was my first Western read, so imagine my surprise when I completely fell in love with this book! The chemistry between Hawk and Liesl was electric, characters were fleshed out, and the plot was exciting. I didn't catch that this was a sequel until I finished, and I look forward to reading the others in the series. However, this can definitely stand on its own as an enjoyable read.
My only criticism is that the storyline was wrapped up too neatly, in my opinion. To avoid spoilers, I will just mention I wished one character had more agency in the fate of their antagonist.
I would recommend this book to any romance fan, whether you're interested in Westerns or not. This appeals to all readers.
I was given a copy of this book through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
The talented Sarah M Eden has written another wonderful tale. I loved reading Liesl and Hawk's story and going back in time with them. I loved it . Five stars.
I absolutely loved this book! Although its set way back in the day it doesn’t feel like it at times. The characters all are unique and don’t get lost in the story line.
I put it down because..life happens. Kids, husband, and pets. However, when I picked it back up to read I couldn’t put it down.
Liesl is very much a heroine. Risking a lot to protect others and her town from awful men, one being her dad.
Such a cute, fun romance like always! Sarah Eden doesn’t disappoint. It’s a great little escape into historical western world and fun to see old characters
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Sarah M. Eden does it again with another suspenseful love story. She somehow weaves a story that keeps me staying up late to read just one page. This book was a great read!
I love Sarah M. Eden! Her writing style differs between each of her series, but what remains consistent is the way she draws you in and makes you apart of the reading. As if you can escape into that world. This book is the same. A little slice of someplace else that touches your heart and tells you a story that is yours to explore.
Thank you to NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
“Wild Wyoming” was the perfect addition to Sarah M. Eden’s Savage Wells series. I have been hoping for Hawk’s story from the beginning. The U.S. Marshall with a heart of stone needed his story and to find love and “Wild Wyoming” did not disappoint.
From the start, I was pulled into the story. I couldn’t wait to get back to it at the end of the day. Between Hawk and Liesl, you have two strong, brave and good-hearted characters who are determined to save those they love. I have always liked Hawk but I loved him by the end. His pet name for Liesl is so cute.
If you loved the first two Savage Wells books or are looking for a great western romance, this is one you’ve got to read. If you love strong and brave characters, you’ve got to read this one. If you’re looking for for swoon worthy moments, read “Wild Wyoming!”
Thank you to Shadow Mountain Publishing and NetGalley for an advance copy. These thoughts and opinions are my own.
Loved this return to Savage Wells for Hawk’s story! Sarah Eden is a master story teller. I always love her books and this one did not disappoint. Liesl is such a strong, courageous, compassionate woman despite her fathers influence. Or maybe it is because of it, she was driven down the opposite path. She was always trying to make up for her family’s mistakes. When she overhears a plot to assassinate a US Marshal she risks her life to notify him of the danger. When Hawk comes to town under an assumed identity to find the informant he meets Liesl unaware she is what he has been looking for all his life. I would definitely recommend this book. I was eager to find any time through out the day to escape into Wyoming Territory and this sweet historical romance full of action and scheming.
Wyoming Wild, is the third book in the series. I decided to read all three books back to back, and was glad I did. Sarah M Eden, is one of my favorite authors. Liesel Hodges, was a strong character, standing up for herself and others, in a town where she wasn't sure who to trust. There were quite a few characters, in this book, but I felt like I was able to keep them all straight. John Hawking or Hawk for short, is a U. S. Marshall who is rough around the edges, with a heart of stone. A wild west story that kept me reading until late into the night. I'm glad Hawk finally got his story.
As soon as I saw this book’s cover reveal I knew I had to read it. I love this cover so much. It’s so simple yet it speaks volumes. The rugged landscape, the western sky, the adoration and longing you can feel between the silhouetted couple…it all just draws you in making you eager to learn more about it. The story is just as wonderful as the cover.
I have not read the previous books of Savage Wells and even though knowing more of the supporting characters’ back stories would have been nice, I don’t feel that it affected my enjoyment of this story. So while it would be beneficial to read those first, Wyoming Wild can definitely be read as a stand alone.
Wyoming Wild is a great story of courage and sacrifice, of knowing who and when to trust, and finding love in time of trouble.
Liesl is such a beautiful character. She is caring and strong, she loves people and has a great desire to help those in need, even if that places her life in danger. Liesl has a heavy burden to right all the wrongs in her town, wrongs that her father is responsible for.
When Liesl discovers an assassination attempt in the works against US Marshall Hawkings, she take matters into her own hands. With help from a mysterious family newly arrived in town, they set in motion a plan to take down the corrupt men and free her town of their wicked grip.
Marshall Hawks is the best there is in the west. He didn’t get that way by being soft hearted. He makes sure he doesn’t get emotionally involved, he keeps people at a distance. That is how he has managed to survive and that’s how he has protected the citizens in his care.
Liesl has nerves of steel when faced with danger and a heart of gold that outshines her fear and worry. Hawk is known for his heart of stone but in truth his heart is just protected by a stone wall that Liesl just might wear down.
I received an advanced reader copy in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, NetGalley!
It was so great to be back in Savage Wells. This time the marshals hawk and Paisley track down bank robbers who allude to the fact they know a sheriff that is not as law abiding as Hawkwood want the sheriffs in his territory to be. Then he gets an Anonymous telegram from Sand Creek saying that someone is gunning for him. When him and Paisley go to the tiny town and pretend to be brother and sister they meet a girl name Liesel and her mom. They both referred to her dad as “the sheriff” and they seem to be very scared of him. Thinking hawk is just a regular guy and becoming very close to him she tells him the whole deal with the town. He helped her escape but can he stop her dad and how was he connected to the man who seems to own everyone’s farm? Not only that what are these feelings hawk is feeling for this outlaw‘s daughter in does Liesel feel the same for Hawk? I have loved the Savage Wells book since the first one in my favorite was always the mail order bride, but now it’s Wyoming wild. I was hoping hawk would fall in love OMG I am so glad he did and I’m so glad I got to read it. As far as historical fiction romances go you can’t get any better than this authors books and especially Wyoming wild. If you like a little gun battles with your historical romance you definitely need to read this book it is truly a five star read! I received this book from Net Galley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.
Sometimes when I read romances I find myself rolling my eyes at the leads falling for each other just because that’s what they’re supposed to do, without any indication of why this person in particular has piqued their interest. Not so with Sarah M. Eden. She has developed a knack for creating characters who have complex relationships that you are eager to root for. Liesl and Hawk each bring something to the table that the other lacks; there’s a reason for why Hawk falls for Liesl despite his reputation of possessing a heart of stone and his strict work ethic that leaves little room for romantic relationships and sentimentality. There's a reason why Liesl falls for Hawk despite her reticence for trusting lawmen or men, in general.
Their witty and heartwarming interactions are a delightful addition to the intrigue and adventure of the story. Although “Wyoming West,” is the third in a series, I haven’t read any of the preceding stories and found this one works well as a standalone—while I sometimes got the sense that there might be more to a character’s story, it created a sense of intrigue, rather than detracting from the experience. Pour yourself a hot cup of tea and curl up with Wyoming West, (or honestly, any of Sarah M Eden’s books😉) and you’ll find yourself with the perfect company to warm these chilly autumn evenings.
Wyoming Wild was a highly anticipated book for me and it DID NOT disappoint. Hawk and Liesl were amazing characters, and not knowing who to trust kept me turning pages long into the night. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes clean, historical romances! All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am so excited to see Hawk’s love story! He is such an enigmatic character marked by sternness, strength, and yet kindness. Liesl is his perfect foil, with her connectedness to the townsfolk and her soft heart. She also so strong, but in a people-first way!
This book is full of Eden’s trademark banter, humor, and hard topics handled delicately. And of course I loved seeing Paisely, Cade, and the whole gang again. Definitely worth the read!
Rated PG for mild danger
—very mild language
—mild peril and references to familial abuse (Jon-graphic)
I received this ebook free from NetGalley. My opinions are my own and offered voluntarily.
Love a strong female lead? Liesl is going to be your favorite! Over and over again, she runs into danger, in spite of her own fear.
I don't generally love Westerns, and certainly never suspected I would read a Sarah Eden book so full of the word ain't AND with a shoot em up scene! But I did....and enjoyed every bit of it!
If you enjoy westerns or clean, sweet romance, you're going to love this one!
I received a free ARC via NetGalley. All enthusiastic opinions are entirely my own!
Brilliant! I have been hoping and waiting for Hawk's story for years and to have it finally is simply splendid! You will want to read this next Savage Wells book because it is similar to the others in that it is a wild west book and you get to see Savage Wells take in more hurting and lost people, but it is also so much more than that. You get to see Hawk how he was before he started marshalling and that isn't something we have been able to explore. You also get to travel outside of Savage Wells more so than the other stories which was fun. My favorite thing about this story was how Liesl was able to fall for all of Hawk and not just part of him. Also I just absolutely love Hawk and have since the moment we met him in the first book. I enjoyed getting to know Tansy and Andrew better and I hope they get their own books in the future. And Ensio, he was a delightful new character! Once again splendid job Sarah! Brilliantly done!
Eden is a great clean romance author. This is the first of hers (that I remember) bringing intrigue and mystery and it was well done! A solid 3.5! I almost went 4 but this isn’t one I would re-read.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
“”…By the time she discovered I'm actually a grumpy, miserable wretch she was too in love with me to change her mind."
"I think she likes that you're a grumpy, miserable wretch sometimes."”
Watch out everyone, Marshal John Hawk’s book is finally here and boy is it a fun one. I’ve been patiently waiting for Sarah M. Eden to write Hawk’s story. I’ve loved him since we met him in The Sheriff of Savage Wells. Him being grumpy is definitively a huge bonus in my opinion. Lol.
Hawk and Liesl are such a fun characters to read about. From their witty banter to their love of using the word “ain’t”. I loved every second of their story. We definitely have the grumpy/sunshine trope with these two. I loved reading how Hawk and Liesl work with each to stop the bad guys and help those they care about. It was also nice to see Liesl learn to trust Hawk and his friends, despite her being hurt by Hawk lying about his identity.
This was a quick, fun read. I didn’t want to put it down once I started. It definitely made me want to watch my favorite John Wayne movies and Support Your Local Sheriff. Sarah M. Eden definitely knows how to capture the cowboy vibe.
This book can be read as a standalone but is apart of a series.
These thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
Sarah M. Eden delivers another fast paced tale with "Wyoming Wild", the third installment of her Western series. Liesl Hodges is a true heroine. Despite the danger in which her actions put her, she is nevertheless resolved to bringing her corrupt sheriff father down. Fearless and emotionally remote John "Hawk" Hawking is an unlikely candidate for romance. However, these two characters team up to stop her father's activities, and romance blooms.
Eden has done fine historical research here, and her characters leap off the pages. The "Wild West" was just that, and she shows us how accurate that moniker was. Characters from the previous two novels make an appearance. This book stands alone; however, I prefer reading series in order. I haven't yet read "The Sheriff of Savage Wells". A few secondary characters deserve their own stories, and I hope they get them.
Eden is very talented and one of my favorite authors. Her prose is crisp and descriptive, and this book is clean. She has the rare ability to write multiple series at once in various genres and somehow manages to employ various styles.
Thanks to NetGalley and Shadow Mountain Publishing for an ARC of this entertaining work.
I can't recommend this enough. What a sweet story and I'm intrigued to read more for this author.
This was a sweet, closed door, romance between a US Marshall and a corrupt sheriff's daughter. The two work together, along with other Marshalls, to bring down a corruption ring that's boiling with danger. Along the way, love blooms and resolves soften. Filled with corruption and danger, this was a quick read and kept me rooting for the MCs.
I love Sarah Eden's books. I've read so many of them over the past decade and it's so nice to always read a new story from her. I do feel like some of her newer books are missing some of the magic of her early books... maybe they are getting rushed? This was still a solid read and if you are a fan of Eden it's worth your time.
Oh Hawk! I have loved him since the first book in this series but even more in healing hearts which is the second one. So this story I was anticipating so so so much. It was everything. I loved it all. I love Hawk because he is loyal, and fierce, and strong and also knows how to protect and help his town. Liesl was good for him I think. I loved how she was bold enough to make first moves. That’s what I did with my husband.
I loved reading Hawk's story. Sarah Eden has a way of creating characters with rich, believable backgrounds. We follow Hawk and Paisley as they go undercover to investigate threats against Hawk himself. Liesel lives in the town where they are undercover and she and Hawk create a friendship under false pretenses. I loved how the story worked through the barriers to their romance and the trust they had to develop for each other. The twists and turns the story took before the end were entertaining and enjoyable. It is a great addition to the other Savage Wells stories.
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